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to replace the savings so it would not add to the deficit by increasing some government fees and perhaps requiring higher contributions and maybe a workers 60 52 $7 billion deal. it would be an agreement on the level of discretionary spending or the appropriations bills for the next two years. is this a large or small deal? caller: this is not what you would call a brain -- a grand bargain. they deliberately set it pretty modest target. finding some of sort of agreement for this year, this year's appropriations levels and possibly next year year's, they would target that. talking about the prospects of a budget deal this morning. you are welcome to join our conversation. democrats -- this weekend rob -- talked about the prospects of a budget yield and affording a government shutdown. [video clip] >> can you get an extension if you -- can you get an extension if it is paid for? >> that is $25 billion nobody was talking about until last week. it is an additional cost within this budget agreement. i'm glad to hear my colleagues say that it is not necessarily a sticking point. i think there
administrations have danced around the mission of our infrastructure deficit. for all the attention to the various fiscal cliffs, the looming infrastructure deficit is every bit as critical. for two centuries, infrastructure was a bipartisan issue, from lincoln with the transcontinental railroad to democrats and republicans coming together to launch the interstate freeway system, signed into law by president eisenhower, subsequent roads, transit and water investments helped fuel our economy and tie the nation together. more recently, the failure to address long-term funding has also been bipartisan. the bush administration ignored strong recommendations from their own private sector experts that they impaneled to give advice. although the obama administration did request and employ some modest funding in the recovery act and has proposed an infrastructure bank and talked extensively and i think sincerely about the need for investment, what has been lacking has been a specific concrete proposal from either party to address infrastructure financing in america. while the political maneuvering has sec
point that out. host: yet the deficit is a problem. k stone.this from mar guest: i think tax expenditures is a big problem. there are tax revenues that we should be taking in which we are not because we are subsidizing a significant amount of what some have termed corporate welfare. billions of dollars to the oil and gas industry, they are making record profits. the tax expenditures are costing the american people in ways that are problematic. host: what would you cut the besides defense? guest: revenues that we have lost that would otherwise should take in. other than defense, there is waste and inefficiencies in a wide range of domestic spending programs. i am willing to take a look at almost everything. i think the demonization of social security and medicaid are inappropriate. they are not responsible for the deficit problem we have right now. ronald reagan in a debate with walter mondo and clear social security has nothing to do with the deficit. it was true then and it is true now. att in plano, texas. caller: thank you for taking my call. food stamps is not one of the
's infrastructure deficit. roads, bridges, transit systems are all increasingly at risk. we are facing an inadequate state of repair, construction of new facilities are on hold and we are losing ground in meeting our own needs, let alone the challenges of global competition. yet, this challenge is an opportunity for some potential progress. we know what to do to meet this challenge. we can write a new transportation bill that will meet today's needs. it just needs more money. there is a vast coalition that supports additional resources for infrastructure. the so-called special interests that are so often at odds are remarkably aligned when it comes time to recognize and fix this problem. business, labor, professional groups, local government, environmentalists, truckers, bicyclists all agree. the paralysis that surrounds questions of raising taxes does not necessarily need to apply in this case. ronald reagan, after all, was willing to sign into law a five cent gasoline tax increase 31 years ago when a nickel a gallon was real money. a user fee is in fact a different category from a general tax incr
washington post" says it would roll back some of the cuts and take action to reduce the deficits. overall it may not be the grand bargain some were hoping for. negotiators have been trying to find common ground since october as part of the grooemted thagre end the government shutdown. >>> so south africa. the nation and the world gather to remember nelson mandela. sunday was a national day of prayer in south africa with millions paying their respects to the former president. the preparations are now under way for a memorial service that will bring dozens of world leaders, including president obama, to south africa starting today. robin kurnow is outside mandela's home this morning. you've just spoken to one of his closest confidants. what did she say? >> we are hearing for the first time what is going on inside this house behind me. the home where nelson mandela died. we have been seeing a lot of people coming outside in the past few days laying flowers, paying their respects. we understand according to african tradition, nelson mandela's wife is sitting on a mattress in the living room i
when federal employees have disproportionately contributed to the deficit reduction efforts to date. over $140 billion of the deficit reduction efforts over the last couple of years have come from federal employees. >> and you represent a lot thoefz federal employees, so is that a deal breaker for you? >> absolutely. you cannot be asking federal employees to bear the share of the burden that they're asking for here as part of an agreement when you're not asking, for example, agri businesses that get huge taxpayer subsidies to have a contribution toward the deal. so we should be replacing the sequester. i've had a piece of legislation in to do that for three years. we've tried to get a vote on it and have been denied. but as we do that, you can't take this out on just one segment of individuals. you've got to have equitiy in this. so there are lots of things that are still up in the air as part of this negotiation. >> including unemployment benefits. and i want to play the republican argument from senator rand paul against an extension. here it is. >> a do support unemployment benefi
. caller: good morning, america. in 2008, obama came in. a budget deficit. $9.6 trillion deficit. in, america hired democrat congress, senate, president. they stuffed obama down our throats without any consent from republicans. here we are $17 trillion in debt. benghazi, mexico. people whove the believesnd what obama -- shutting down businesses. these democrats have done enough. harry reid has not passed a budget in this country in six years. where is the outrage there? we have no budget. where's the outrage? we are a country with no budget. you run your household with no budget? they are stealing the money to go back to the campaigns, to a democrats. wake up and look at the democrats -- facts. this guy's a socialist and that is what will be coming. god bless us all. host: former president bill clinton weighed in on the health care law i while ago, saying that the president should keep his pledge on if you like your you -- insurance you should keep it. was interviewed yesterday and asked about why he made those comments. [video clip] is it because you are setting the way for mrs. cli
budget, offering responsible solutions to address the budget deficit, cancel the sequester and grow the economy. last march we offered our budget for fiscal year 2014 as an alternative to the budget that was adopted by the house. the c.b.c. budget makes tough choices. but not at the expense of our most vulnerable communities. the c.b.c. budget offers a concrete plan that both cancels the economically disastrous sequester and then pays for that cancellation. our budget is able to do so while also protecting social security, medicare, medicaid, snap nutrition benefits and other vital safety net programs that protect millions of americans from poverty. c.b.c. budget also reduces the nation's budget deficit by approximately $2.8 trillion over the next decade, compared to the february baseline calculated by the congressional budget office. other ideas have been presented in the past to either cancel the sequester or reduce the deficit. they almost always include significant cuts to social security and medicare. these ideas have included changing the way the social security benefits are c
. he faced the largest per capita deficit in the country. pointdebt of about three $5 billion. he did several terms of -- as mayor of stamford, connecticut. make 2012 the year of education in connecticut, he tackled a reform agenda in a state that has long been known for one of the nation's widest racial achievement gaps. the governor took the lead in passing one of the nations more dramatic education bills. act -- some of the required a new teacher evaluation pilot in which 45% will be based on student learning. the governor's package created a commissioners network similar to the recovery school district and we see hannah. it has the ability to take authority over 25 of the state's lowest performing schools. an increased charter school funding. the figure will go to 11,500 i fiscal 2015. -- 2015.cal 20 fiend you. is great to be with i appreciate the opportunity to speak about an issue that is very dear to my heart. i like to talk about what really needs to happen in the united states and put it into an appropriate context. we have been at the business of educating on a public basis
the surplus but they also share the deficits so if there is a regional deficit, the pain will be shared in terms of frankly rolling blackouts if it comes to that. we can hope for a cool summer in the summer of 2016 that's not necessarily a prudent approach. with that i would be happy to answer any questions. >> our next witness is mr. john morrissey and you are recognized for five minutes. >> good morning chairman, ranking member and members of the subcommittee for holding this hearing and the opportunity to testify. as i acknowledged there is a significant change occurring on the energy landscape. the operation in america has experienced only a modest incremental change over the last decades yet in recent years the development of new technology is bringing much more rapid change to the system that can't be disruptive. i think embracing these changes will allow a much more efficient utilization of energy resources. the challenge before us is to enable the system to be more efficient through the utilization of technology and foster the development of a diverse set of competitive energy r
might remember him from the big deficit reduction in 2010. he was part of that and he killed it. also the big bipartisan gang of six. he was part of that ena he killed it. he was about part of the grand bargain in 2011 which was killed by paul ryan. so yes, patty murray and paul ryan are reportedly close to a deal that would kill the sequester, get us a budget, and all sorts of reasonable things that everybody in washington says they want. paul ryan's history of working on deals like this is he likes to be seen working on them before he breaks free and calls them impure and kills what he helped to negotiate. i'm not getting excited about this yet. initial reports are positive, long term prospects are dim. even the babiest of babe steps are steps. in a year like this one, a congress like this one, the most meager signs of progress must be nurtured. so you can see like right here i can just... you know, check my policy here, add a car, ah speak to customer service, check on a claim...you know, all with the ah, tap of my geico app. oh, that's so cool. well, i would disagree with you but,
with paul ryan on this. you might remember him from the big deficit reduction in 2010. he was part of that and he killed it. he was part of that ena he killed it. he was about part of the grand bargain in 2011 which was killed by paul ryan. so yes, patty murray and paul ryan are reportedly close to a deal that would kill the sequester, get us a budget, and all sorts of reasonable things that everybody in washington says they want. paul ryan's history of working on deals like this is he likes to be seen working on them before he breaks free and calls them impure and kills what he helped to negotiate. i'm not getting excited about this yet. initial reports are positive, long term prospects are dim. even the babiest of babe steps are steps. in a year like this one, a congress like this one, the most meager signs of progress must be nurtured. urpassed craftsmanship at the lexus december to remember sales event. some of the best offers of the year. this is the pursuit of perfection. the day building a play set begins with a surprise twinge of back pain... and a choice. take up to 4 advi
't have any problem with higher taxes if it reflected in deficit reduction or reflected itself in debt reduction. >> that wouldn't be your first point. >> my first point would be to get a spirited leader elected. the last thing is, look at detroit. it can happen everyplace else. >> speak your mind. when we come back, let's say that santa has nothing on these guys, which makes me think, after what i'm about to tell you, they should rebrand red suits for all these nsa guys. :: >> think that was santa? it was an nsa guy dressed as santa. now the judge is furious. wants to give them all a lump of legal coal. >> they deserve an indictment because it's a violation of state law, and federal law and a violation of the constitution. local police, seeing what the nsa is getting away with by capturing every text and e-mail and phone call and recording it and copying is, are now beginning to do the same thing. the have for $400,000 -- i'm going to tell you at the end of this segment where it came from -- bought a device that look like a cell tower and attracts cell phone calls to it. they set up t
problems that do threaten the moral drift and cognitive and scholastic deficits, the healers, social reformers and confidence builders, do not have the answers. on the contrary, they stand in the way of a genuine solution. >> yes. i'm not saying that we don't have problems in our schools, even though i don't think that boys are pathological, i do think that there is evidence that they need character education as girls do as well. as most societies know, it takes more effort to socialize a young man and young boys who are morally neglected, and in most societies, they invest a lot of effort into civilizing young man. in our schools there has been a decline of character education and moral education and replacing it with things like self-esteem programs, various programs that are doubtful and merit. and we have a tried-and-true method of civilizing boys, good sportsmanship they can get from their coaches, most of all from parents, and we've kind of moved away from that. the second problem with boys, is that i believe they have become second-class citizens in our schools. and the proble
problems that do threaten childrens' prospects, their moral drift, cognitive and scholastic deficits, the healers, social reformers and confidence builders don't have the answers. on the contrary they stand in the way of genuine solutions. >> yes. i am not saying we don't have problems in our school. i don't thing boils are pathological but there is good evidence that they need character education and girls do too. most societies know that it takes more effort to socialize a young man and young boys who are morally neglected. very unpleasant ways of doing this, i have noticed. most societies in just a lot of effort into humanizing, civilizing young men. what i have seen is in our school there has been a decline of character education and moral education, move replacing it with things like self-esteem programs, various therapeutic approaches that are -- we have a tried and true method of civilizing boys. it is through good sportsmanship, they can get from their coaches and moral guidance from parents, but reinforced by teachers and moved away from that. i believe now boys have become
of congress be ineligible for re-election if they don't beat search benchmarks, like the deficit being beneath a certain percentage of the gdp. it's a lot. >> or certain congressman who get a lot of air time like paul ryan and that's a taste of what we'll see pretty soon. ronan, thanks for stopping by today. today's producer pick comes to us from associate producer kristen bukaria. a georgia court has ordered a man to pay up for breaking his promise to marry. he owes his one-time fiance 50,000 large even though the man claims he never officially popped the question. you can read more by heading to thomas roberts facebook page. you've got to put a ring on it, nice tune. we'll be right back. ♪ if yand you're talking toevere rheuyour rheumatologistike me, about trying or adding a biologic. this is humira, adalimumab. this is humira working to help relieve my pain. this is humira helping me through the twists and turns. this is humira helping to protect my joints from further damage. doctors have been prescribing humira for over ten years. humira works by targeting and helping to block a specifi
the largest per capita deficit in the country, a total debt of about $3.5 billion. before taking office he did several terms as mayor of stanford, connecticut, from 1995 to 2009, and what's particularly relevant to us today for this conversation is promising to make 2012 the year of education in connecticut, he tackled a reform agenda in a state that has long been known for one of the nation's widest racial achievement gaps. and the governor took the lead in passing one of the nation's more dramatic education bills. signed it in may 2012. it was public act 12116, an act concerning education reform. some of the package's most significant features required a new teacher evaluation pilot in which 45% of the evaluation would be based on student learning. the governor's package created a commissioner's network similar to the recovery school district in louisiana which has the ability to take authority over 25 of the state's lowest performing schools. to date, 11 have been entered into that network. and it increased per-pupil charter school funding to $10,500 in fiscal 2013, ask that figure will go
. we should be at the top. >> overnight anchors. >> teachers are at a deficit of 432 minutes. aircraft pilots, landscapers, bartenders, that makes sense. sales reps hairstylist, they work a day job but maybe they like to party. >> that may be it. >> forest and logging workers. i could see that. >> i don't know where we are but we should be at the top. >> yeah. i get maybe five hours a day, not even a night. >> i think i'm averaging 5 1/2 split up, not even in one dose. we should be at the top. >> yeah. i get maybe five hours a day, not even a >>> this morning on "world news now," in a daze. that's the explanation from the man at the controls of that doomed commuter train as it zoomed around a curve at three times the speed limit. new details in the investigation. >>> danger zone. the winter system plunging temperatures coast to coast. the snowfall, windchills and serious threat to crops. >>> double trouble, two different -- different meningitis outbreaks on two campuses. the colleges taking action and precautions for students. >>> turning up the he
. particularly when there is so much concern with the deficit and debt. medicare is historically aimed to set a men's to ma plans equal to what medicare would expect to pay in a traditional program. bys changed in 2003, and 2009 came into a considerably higher that medicare would have paid for the same beneficiaries if they were in the same program. this cost every beneficiary more and added part b damien's, providing little incentives to become more efficient. . found wide variations that suggests there was room for a lot more efficiency in the program. were incy changes that the aca reflect recommendations that congress'own commission has advocated for years. raised the concerns offerings to my mind are not consistent with the evidence on her part the way competitive markets work. the already addressed protections and places in the program. only five percent of beneficiaries in 2014 will have to shift plans. most will be able to stay in the same type of land. 21%average premium was down for a beneficiary, and premiums stable in 2014. some beneficiaries will see premiums rise in 2000 14. th
, loss of bladder continents, and the deficits of treatment are currently outweighing the benefits. so that test is no longer recommended. the numbers are pretty clear that the overdiagnosed of early breast cancer happens in many cases as well, and there are a number of things that are being thertaken to try to improve situation clinically. from the point of view the national cancer institute, the thing we are trying to solve is the question of how we can take these early abnormalities and tests to kinds of distinguish between those that are likely to evolve into life- threatening illnesses and those beniare simply the nine -- gn abnormalities that would not cause serious symptoms or life- threatening situations had they not been detected. we're talking with leading researchers about their areas of expertise at the nih. dr. harold varmus is the director of the national cancer institutes. al is joining us from cambridge, ohio. caller: good morning. it is a pleasure to be able to talk to a doctor out here after working for 40 years at a good job but cannot seem to ever get to talk to a d
for the footprint and recall that under the miso agreement they all showed a surplus but they also share the deficit. so if there's a regional deficit, the pain will be shared in terms of frankly rolling blackouts if it comes to that. we can hope for a cool summer in the summer of 2016, but that's not necessary a prudent approach. so with that i would be happy to answer any questions at the appropriate time. >> thank you, mr. moeller. our next witness is mr. john norris. you are recognized for five minutes. >> good morning, chairman whitfield, ranking member mcnerney, and members of the subcommittee. thank you calling this thing. and the opportunity to testify. as i acknowledged in a written test with their significant changes occurring on our energy landscape. the operation of our energy system in america has experienced in my view only modest incremental change over the last many decades. yet in recent years the rapid development of new technologies is bringing much more rapid change to the system. that change can be disruptive. i think embracing these changes will allow a much more efficient util
.s. current account deficits since 1999 shows the trend and the discovery of new domestic sources of oil and gas, it reinforces this issue. the country is spending less on imported energy." you can read the full story on bloomberg's website. the front page of "the pittsburgh post-gazette" -- a look at some of the victims from one year ago and a story that will likely get a lot of attention in the week ahead. this is from "the detroit free press" -- you can get more information by logging on to freep.com. next is robert from massachusetts. decline andre in the reason is because we, as a viewed -- when the world our opinion not to go to war, we would not go with our allies. we are ia country that has of thed because one world sees our moral fabric has declined, that is a decline any way. when bush stole the election world looked the --it is not a has way we go about the world. said we havellers the most disrespected presidents. how does the worldview that? it is a holy mentality. then you look at what happened in wall street, the greed that is going on. this is all that. we are meddling in
were to continue, would lead to greater federal deficit, which would eventually reduce the nation's output in income, slightly what would occur under current law. so i believe we should be focused on how we get folks back to work. that is where the house has been focused. unfortunately, after 140-some bills we passed over to the senate, they still await even consideration at all by that body. so with that, mr. speaker, i yield back. mr. hoyer: i thank the gentleman for his comment. we need to have the -- we don't have the time nor the inclination of going through the bills which the gentleman refers as jobs bills. of course we have an alternative and mr. van hollen will be talking about that in terms of jobs, investment, infrastructure, investment in education and growing jobs for our people. but the fact of the matter is, mr. speaker, there are 1.3 million people who can't find a job. to say that they will be disincentivized because we continue to give them some support so they can survive and their families can survive during the period of time that they're looking for a job, th
deficit. that has gotten lost in this discussion, the massive debt continues to not shrink and continues to pile up for future generations. host: would you support it, short-term deal for congressional resolution? guest: it would depend on what is in it. i think most conservatives would say, we have to do something about obamacare. we have to show the american people would think it is not working. perhaps that would be not allowing the sixth in the medicaid funding to continue to be sent generally to blue states. if we can maintain the sequester level the that is a minor victory. you mentioned the shut down. would you support that prospect if it came up again? guest: i didn't support the last one. there's no bill of a shutdown. when the president and senator reid said, give me everything i want or we will show the government down, we passed 14 bills while the senate has none. i think we blinked but it did draw attention to the failures of obamacare and the fact the president and the democrats -- they own obamacare. that is not the republican of the -- that is not the fault of the republi
of scholarships for the kids who came out of there. effect on the town of the mine closing was deficit in the account had been through lots of hard times bigger than labor strikes and i write about what big strikes in my book. it had been through the depression the aldermen voted to work three days a week so everybody could work. but when the mine closed-end, nobody could believe it. they tried to get people to get in to be a white knight to save the town and have someone else bought it. a company that bought it from the original owners and they were mining deep and mining fast and getting the best stuff out there and then environmental protection agency came in and said you can't keep doing what you're doing. and between the way the gulf resources managed the mine and the epa, they closed down and this became a superfund site. epa is the one who tries to keep the air clean and the water claim. this town did not have clean air or clean water. so there were lots of poisons that were spread out on the ground. while this one company was managing the mine, there was a back house fire. the
, finding a little bit of deficit reduction. here's the key thing to focus on, though, right now, alex. the tone. there doesn't seem to be an appetite for another government shutdown. that, of course, bodes well for the economy and washington in general. take a listen to what two lawmakers had to say earlier today. >> keep the budget caps in place, not raise taxes, which is important during this weak economy, and actually avoid a government shutdown. so i'm hopeful that even by the end of this week we'll be able to come together and achieve that. >> i certainly hope as part of it that the negotiators will take to heart what the president had to say. there are working families across america that are struggling. there are unemployed families who need a helping hand. we've got to protect and preserve the safety net in america and give these working families a fighting chance. >> so alex, of course there you have republican rob portman, democrat dick durbin. and you heard senator durbin talking about unemployment insurance. that is still the main sticking point. democrats, the president w
the likelihood of a shutdown and another debt crisis in january. but it wouldn't have much deficit reduction. it would not go after any of the hot button items like social security or medicare, which need to be dealt with over the long-run. it wouldn't close any tax loopholes. those things have proven too partisan for these budget negotiators to tackle. yesterday, in the nfl, the kicker for the denver broncos made a 64-yard field goal. record for the nfl. this is more like a 6-yard field goal. they haven't kicked it yet. i do think they will before congress goes home. it is a minimum achievement for people to cheer about. >> john, it is interesting when you talk about some of the little sticking points here. one is the benefits for the long-term unemployed. that is making up a record percentage of the people in this country who are unemployed. do you get the sense that congress is looking at the jobs report and saying, hey, maybe we shouldn't move the needle on that right now? >> i think that is difficult in part, because when you look at the size of this deal, we are only talking about $90
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